Post Practice Notes

Check out the skinny on today's practice, along with audio from running backs coach Tim Beck as he talks about the search for the player or players who might take the place of Rex Burkhead.

  • Practice ended right on time today, but the defense wasn't leaving right away.  The defense stayed on the practice field for an extended period of time working against the scout team offense. 
  • Defensive Line Coach Carl Pelini said that Dejon Gomes will see a lot of playing time on Saturday.  Marvin Sanders commented later on Gomes' effort to get the interception on Thursday.  Sanders said that Gomes made a great play to reach down and grab the ball.  It's fairly apparent that the Gomes' stock has greatly grown.
  • While one stock rises, another falls.  That seems to be the case with junior Anthony West.  West has lost out on quite a bit of playing time to Gomes, but the coaches said that West is a very hard worker and will see a lot of time against Tech on Saturday.  West was one of a number of Huskers who faced the challenge of containing Michael Crabtree a year ago.
  • Carl said that DT Terrence Moore is back to good health after suffering a turf toe injury. 
  • Running Backs Coach Tim Beck talked about his situation right now in trying to find a replacement for freshman Rex Burkhead, who is likely out for the rest of the season with a foot injury. You can listen to the full audio below, as he talks about what he likes about most of the candidates at the position and how much of a surprise his only other true freshman has been
  • Junior running back Roy Helu Jr. continues to practice in the green jersey. As you may recall, Helu, prior to the touchdown run against Missouri, appeared to injur his shoulder, as he was favoring it slightly before the running score to put the game away. But he was favoring it noticeably after that scoring jaunt. The green jersey simply indicates that this particular player is not to have contact or be tackled under any circumstance.
  • The team practiced in half-pads inside Hawks Championship Indoor Center
  • Audio with Tim Beck -

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